AFOLU Project Market Leakage

AFOLU Project Market Leakage

The AFOLU Project Market Leakage Module can be used by any AFOLU project type to quantify a market leakage value that can be applied as a component of an applicable methodology. Market leakage associated with the production of agricultural, livestock and forest commodities linked to markets are assessed by the module.

Market leakage is quantified based on the amount of production that may shift elsewhere in the jurisdiction, which can be reduced through mitigation achieved by the project. Leakage mitigation may include increasing production within known locations through intensifying agricultural production, increasing commodity yields, shifting production to marginal lands and/or decreasing demand for commodities. Any leakage mitigation achieved reduces the amount of production subject to leakage, determined based on a baseline amount of production for the project. For production that would be displaced to other areas, the module uses a number of default values and project data to estimate the market leakage emissions. 

This methodology was open for public comment from 29 May 2014 until 28 June 2014. Public comments are closed.

Comments (1)

Igino Emmer
Silvestrum, Permian Global
Netherlands, Great Britain
Sectoral Scope
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
First Assessment
Status Notes

This module was developed in collaboration with the JNR leakage working group. You can find a recording of the webinar discussion of this module during its public comment period here.